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Almost Earth Day

What better way to celebrate Earth Day (officially tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, 2015) than by supporting a local farmer’s market?

The Fearrington Farmer’s Market is excited to be in its 25th year and even more excited that Earth Day is celebrating it 45th anniversary! Our local farmers show up every week, rain or shine, beside the Fitch Creation Sales Office to provide fresh produce, meat and treats for residents and neighbors.

See you this afternoon!

What’s at Market this week?
Vegetables and fruit: arugula, asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cilantro, collards, collard rapini, cucumbers, green garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard, parsley, radishes, salad mix, salad turnips, spinach, spring onions, sweet potatoes, swiss chard, greenhouse tomatoes

Plants and flowers: bunches of tulips, baskets of potted flowers, mixed bouquets of cut flowers, pots of tomato, peppers, squash, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, chives, stevia and dill

Meats, eggs, and cheese: beef (steaks, roasts, filets, patties & stew beef), boston butt roast, chicken (cut-up and whole),
goats-milk fresh and aged cheeses, ground pork, ham roast, pasture-raised chicken eggs, pork chops, sausage (hot and mild)

Baked goods: fresh-baked breads, banana bread, carrot cake, cookies, dinner rolls, muffins, pound & bundt cakes, wood-fired pizza

Home-canned goods and preserves: goats-milk fudge, jams and jellies, pickles

Other: goats-milk soaps, body butter and sugar scrubs

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Special Soaps

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Q&A with Linda Hackett

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Garden Walks

April and May are unbeatable for getting out and strolling gardens near and far to get inspired, informed or just a little exercise! With choices ranging from the UNC Botanical Garden, to JC Raulston Arboretum, Fearrington Gardens and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, our area is rich in ideas for you to take home and try in your own garden! Full Post >

Q&A with Robin Haley

We were excited to catch up with Robin Haley, designer for Robin Haley Jewelry, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th. Here is what she shared with us about her favorite pieces this season! What three words best describe your line? Classic, elegant and hand-made! What has been your inspiration this season? Shape has felt good this season. Geometric, clean and fresh shapes are feeling right to me now! What is your favorite piece from the... Full Post >